Couples Counselling“We can’t seem to talk to each other anymore without it becoming a fight!”
I provide a non-judgmental place for couples that are in conflict, dealing with a betrayal of trust or trying to decide if they should continue in their relationship. It can be a very difficult step admitting that a relationship is in trouble. There is often hurt on both sides and rarely is the cause clear as to what isn’t working or what went wrong. I work with both partners in order for them to have the opportunity to speak and feel heard, as well as to truly listen to their partner’s position. In addition, I provide couples with tools to help shift negative patterns and continue the progress between sessions.
“I think we are perfect for each other – I just want to be sure?”
So first things first – What on earth is Couples Expedition? Well essentially it is premarital counseling with a twist. I recognize that not everyone sees marriage as the goal in their relationship, but for each couple there are big decisions that move them forward whatever the goal may be. It could be deciding whether to move in together, purchase a home, have a child, meet the family, or get engaged & married. At these pivotal times, people naturally start asking questions of themselves, their partners, and of their relationships as they decide the next steps.
Couples Expedition is just that – an expedition. It is an adventure in which you get to know yourself and your partner at a much deeper level. It can be a time to evaluate common values and beliefs and determine if future goals are in line with each other. It can also include enhancing what is already working in your relationship by learning new communication techniques and preemptively addressing decisions that most couples overlook when deciding the next steps in their relationships. By discussing goals or concerns in advance, these new experiences can better be met with anticipation as opposed to anxiety.